city, northern West Bengal state, northeastern India, just west of the Tista River. The chief agricultural distributing centre of the state, the city is connected by road and rail with Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Saidpur (Bangladesh). Jute pressing, sawmilling, and match manufacture are the major industries; nearby are railway workshops. Jalpaiguri, constituted a municipality in 1885, has several colleges affiliated with the University of North Bengal

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